At the Hebrew Academy Orange County, pre-school through grade twelve students develop a deep love of learning in both general and Judaic studies. Our dedicated staff, teachers, and warm, welcoming community provide a nurturing, stimulating, and challenging environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential to act as self-confident, responsible citizens with a strong connection to their Judaism, Israel, and community. 


School Philosophy


  • An effective education must include a religious component.  
  • An effective Jewish education must include a balance between General and Judaic studies with an over-arching focus on schloarship.
  • Opportunities must be provided for all Jewish children to receive a Jewish education.
  • A quality program must include a caring and nurturing environment. 
  • Students should be taught respect for all individuals.
  • Students should be prepared to become productive members of society. 
  • Appreciation for the process of learning will encourage students to achieve the highest levels of learning. 
  • Students should be aware of their civic responsibilities and current events in community and world wide.
  • It is important to celebrate what it means to be an American. 
  • Loyalty to Judaism and intelligent Jewishness cannot be separated from Jewish learning. 
  • Jewish learning sources in the Torah. 
  • Through professional instruction the Torah can be made accessible, in its original form, to every child.


  • The total education of the Jewish child. 
  • Involvement with the Jewish community through promotion of spiritual and ritual observances. 
  • Providing the highest academic standards in both secular and Jewish studies. 
  • The total education of the Jewish child in an extended family atmosphere.

We believe the students of the Hebrew Academy, through a well-balanced religious and secular education, will be dedicated, Jewish, men and women - emotionally, academically, socially, and spiritually.




  • Instill students with an intellectual curiosity. 
  • Prepare students to reach their highest potential. 
  • Encourage students to participate fully in American culture. 
  • Enable students to meet the challenges of contemporary life. 
  • Educate students in Jewish traditions and observances. 
  • Instill ethical and moral values. 
  • Develop in students respect and understanding of the rights of others, to learn to live and work in harmony with their fellow man.